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The purpose of the Arts Policy is to promote social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 through the facilitation, support, promotion, regulation, and in some cases, the direct provision of public arts within the Napier community. The policy is a consolidated document which reviews the arts and art deco heritage activities that Council is currently involved in, provides a decision making framework for Council, and seeks to provide a consistent and integrated approach to the delivery of Council services in areas of arts and art deco heritage.
Napier City Council endeavours to provide a safe and secure environment to protect its staff, customers and the interests of our ratepayers. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras are installed and operated at a number of locations.
The COVID-19 virus and potential other variants has proved to be a significant change and carries significantly higher risks of transmission than previous strains of the virus. The Government has repeatedly emphasised the importance of vaccinations – to protect individuals and to give the country more possibilities in managing the virus. Vaccination is widely considered critical to protecting people’s health and safety, by reducing the risk of transmission and minimising the clinical impacts of COVID-19 infection.
This policy is to meet the requirements of sections 131, 132 and 132A of the Building Act 2004 (the Act) for territorial authorities to adopt a policy on dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings. This is a review of existing policy under Schedule 1AA of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016.
This policy provides clear guidance to the public and Council staff involved in the administration of the Dog Control Act 1996. It sets out a variety of mechanisms that will be used in the day to day activity of dog control in Napier City.
This policy applies to the whole of the Napier District. This policy does not apply to the sale and supply of alcohol which is regulated under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
This policy outlines the parameters within which a childcare allowance may be utilised by the elected members of Napier City Council.
To provide information on the rules and guidelines regarding temporary signage for local government elections (often referred to as hoardings), how to lodge a query or complaint regarding a hoarding, and the process that will be followed should a query or complaint be received.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the history and appropriate usage of the Napier City Coat of Arms, the Napier City Council logo and Office of the Mayor logo. This policy also provides information on the Napier City flag (coat of arms), the Napier City flag (heraldic), the Napier City Council branding flag, and guidelines for display and use of these flags, as well as the New Zealand ensign.
Population and business growth create the need for new subdivisions and developments, and these place increasing demands on the assets and services provided by Council. As a result, significant investment in new or upgraded assets and services is required to mitigate the environmental effects and meet the demands of growth. In this policy, this investment is termed the cost of growth. Under Section 106 of the Local Government Act, Napier City Council can require development or financial contributions from developers to help fund the cost of new or expanded infrastructure and services that are required to meet the additional demand created by growth, and/or to avoid, remedy, or mitigate any adverse effects resulting from land development and subdivision. Council intends to achieve this in the short term by using Financial Contributions under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA91). This approach covers all types of development (residential and non-residential) and is a city-wide approach for development anywhere in Napier City.
Under the above legislation, Napier City Council has a duty to protect and manage risks to the potable water it supplies to residents and customers. The use of fire hydrants connected to the water supply system can pose a risk to the quality and quantity of water supplied to residents and customers. This policy outlines the measures taken to manage: • the risk of contamination (quality) to Napier City’s potable water supply from those using fire hydrants. • the quantity of water taken from fire hydrant in order to reduce or eliminate pressure variations in the wider water system • risk and damage to the water supply system.
The primary purpose of footpaths is pedestrian movement which is referred to in this document as "pedestrian-priority". Footpaths can be used for a variety of other activities such as outdoor cafe seating, signs, retail displays and street performances. These activities contribute to the character and vibrancy of our public spaces, but they can also be in conflict with the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians. The Footpath Management Policy provides rules for activities which may be licensed on all Napier's footpaths and it reinforces the pedestrian-priority principle.
The purpose of this policy is to: • Address the cumulative effects that additional opportunities for gambling in the district could present our community • To curb the growth of gambling in the district • To minimise the harm to the community caused by gambling • Control the LOCATION of class 4 gambling and TAB board venues.
Graffiti has been a topic of discussions in the city for a number of years. Methods of response and removing graffiti have evolved over time. It is considered that a policy and methods should now be confirmed.
Inner harbour fees and charges.
The Investment Policy is adopted under Section 102(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 and must state the local authority’s policies in respect of investments.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the terms and conditions on which Council may sell non-strategic land included in the Napier City Council's Investment Property Portfolio. The policy also provides guidance relating to the investment of the proceeds of sale.
This policy is provided in accordance with Section 102 (1) of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).
To define what library membership is, who is entitled to the membership and what the conditions of membership are. The policy should reflect the five objectives of the library strategy; Space for All, Enabling Access, Knowledge Advocacy, Community Collaborator and Sustainable futures.
NCC and HDC Joint Local Alcohol Policy LAP 2019
Objectives of the Policy: To minimise the potential for adverse effects from the sale of approved psychoactive products in residential, tourism and industrial areas. To minimise the potential for harm to sensitive communities (such as places of worship, family focussed and child focussed areas) from the sale of psychoactive products.
The purpose of this policy is to outline how the Napier War Memorial Centre, the memorial elements and its immediate curtilage will be used and managed in order for its heritage and memorial values to be retained and respected now and for future generations. The policy seeks to facilitate the maximum use of the Napier War Memorial Centre in its entirety for the benefit of the Napier community including community events, functions, weddings, conferences, meetings and commemorative ceremonies.
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework within which a consistent procurement practice is applied across all Council procurement activities ensuring alignment with the Council’s long term plan, strategic priorities and community outcomes.
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for staff on public petitions and displays in the Napier libraries.
To assist Council in setting rates as specified within the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) and the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (LGRA). This Policy is to be read in conjunction with the Revenue and Financing Policy, Rates Remission and Postponement Policy and Funding Impact Statement.
This policy describes the criteria for the postponement of rates regarding farmland, the elderly and special circumstances.
Policy on Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land
To enable Council to remit all or part of the rates on a rating unit under Section 85 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 where a Rates Remission Policy has been adopted and the conditions and criteria in the policy are met.
The purpose of this policy is to provide principles to guide the remuneration of NCC employees.
The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how the Council funds each activity it is involved in.
This policy provides a conceptual framework based on the AS/NZS ISO 31000 Framework for risk management. A separate Risk Management Strategy sets out Napier City Council’s approach to maturing risk capability, while this document outlines the framework for risk management on an ongoing basis.
Sewer connections provide residential dwellings and commercial industry businesses with a connection to the public sewer rectification for a disposal system.
The purpose of this Shade Policy is to reduce the impacts of sun exposure and support Napier City Council's outcomes to provide infrastructure and services to support good health and wellbeing; and safe and accessible recreational facilities.
Napier City Council has developed this policy to enable Council and our communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities. Provide clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council. Inform Council from the beginning of a decision-making process about the extent, form and type of engagement required.
Hastings District and Napier City Councils Smokefree Policy focuses on where people are requested not to smoke. Whether people choose to become smokefree is outside the scope of this policy.
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